Swan River Valley - Swan River, MB
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo
N 52° 07.764 W 101° 15.140
14U E 345831 N 5777823
Quick Description: A plaque located just north of the town of Swan River
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date Posted: 11/3/2016 7:04:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMTCYJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:

This plaque, erected by the Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba at the Town of Swan River, commemorates early traders and explorers of the area.

Two additional plaques commemorating the Swan River Valley are located at the entrance to the Swan Valley Museum south of this site: WMTCYN


Agency: Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba

Languages: English

Small roadside pullout near the intersection of Provincial Trunk Highway 10 (Northern Woods and Water Route) and Provincial Trunk Highway 10A.

Marker Text:
SWAN RIVER VALLEY From 1787, when the first fur trading post was built on Swan River, until 1821, this area was the scene of intense rivalry and competition between the North West Company and Hudson’s Bay Company. A number of posts were built under the direction of Cuthbert Grant (1787, 1793) and Charles Isham (1790, 1794). For many years the valley was the main route of the North West Company in its trade with the Plains Indians and a good cart trail extended along the north bank of Swan River. In 1797, the area was visited by David Thompson and in 1800 by Daniel Harmon. The Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba

Link to HistoricPlaces.ca or mhs.mb.ca: [Web Link]

Website: Not listed

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